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Retrograded potatoes spike insulin less?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 06, 2011 at 6:17 PM

Retrograde potatoes is a modernist cuisine method to make the best possible mashed potatoes. 1st you simmer the sliced potatoes in 70-71C water for 30mins, then drain, rinse to cool, and simmer them until done. After that mash into a ton of butter, 50% ratio :) This low heat pre simmering somehow locks the starch molecules so they dont turn into glue even when beaten heavily with a whisk.

I was googling around and noticed that this retrograde mashed potatoes is used by ones suffering from diabetes also, it seems that they spike insulin less than regular mash. I dont know the science behind this, or even if this is correct, i must check somehow. Better mash and lower insulin spike, thats a win-win almost ;)

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on February 10, 2012
at 08:52 PM

I should have added that. I've obviously not been using enough butter in my potatoes.

Bd496c213379272a040e2bdd8f8f66bc

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on February 10, 2012
at 08:10 PM

"You've effectively taken away half the carbohydrates and replaced them with fat." YAY! :)

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on February 10, 2012
at 03:39 PM

Try http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12188614 but it all seems like gibberish to me.

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on May 06, 2011
at 08:06 PM

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8068199

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on May 06, 2011
at 07:45 PM

I was wondering if its correct that with some individual retrograded potatoes cause less blood sugar rise. Sorry i am not native enlish speaking and i have sometimes hard to make simple sentences in my mother tongue as well :D

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at 07:10 PM

What is your question?

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on February 10, 2012
at 03:47 PM

I know that if you cook potatoes and then cool them, it forms resistant starch, which resists digestion in the small intestine and functions as a prebiotic (for better or worse) in lower digestive system. That's probably why they don't spike insulin as much. The fat will also affect insulin spikes too.

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on February 10, 2012
at 02:57 PM

I'm not saying that retrograged starch can or can't affect blood glucose, however adding 50% butter surely would. Even I only add about 15-20% butter to my mashed potatoes, most people more like 2-5%. You've effectively taken away half the carbohydrates and replaced them with fat.

F0e558010a2ecb31fa37b7c491596b8e

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on February 10, 2012
at 08:52 PM

I should have added that. I've obviously not been using enough butter in my potatoes.

Bd496c213379272a040e2bdd8f8f66bc

(23)

on February 10, 2012
at 08:10 PM

"You've effectively taken away half the carbohydrates and replaced them with fat." YAY! :)

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on February 10, 2012
at 03:34 PM

I learned something new today! I'd never heard of retrograde potatoes and I'm fascinated. The process seems to be fairly exact so the practicality of it goes out the window a bit for many but for those who have issues with starch the extra work may be worth it.

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on May 25, 2012
at 09:26 PM

Cook potatoes can be so problematic at times! do you know how to do it successfully without water? Healthy Desserts

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